What You Need to Know Before Buying a House in the Country
There are many people who dream of owning a peaceful, beautiful, and spacious country home. This is a wonderful aspiration – after all, who wouldn’t want to wake up every morning like this?
Keep a few things in mind before pulling the trigger on that nice country cottage.
Find the Local Farms
The country is wonderful – and also full of farm land. Find out where your dream home is in relation to local farms. They may seem quiet and scenic but they will be noisy and smelly and busy if you are really close to them during the busy season.
Talk to Potential Neighbors
Many areas in the country have major small town vibes. Visit a local town meeting, or just ask around to hear what the locals have to say about the area. Are there water issues? Do the roads get plowed? How frequently are there farm vehicles backing up traffic? Do they have other complaints?
Research About New Development Plans
The country is not only popular for new homeowners – it’s also tempting for industrial businesses and home developers. Research the county plans online to find out if there are any major development plans taking place in the area. You don’t want to live beside a major power plant or a fracking unit!
Once you’ve done your research and are sure you’re happy with the environment surrounding your dream country home, you’ll be ready to move in confidently!